from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Imperceptible; inappreciable: an insensible change in temperature.
- adj. Very small or gradual: insensible movement.
- adj. Having lost consciousness, especially temporarily; unconscious: lay insensible where he had fallen.
- adj. Not invested with sensation; inanimate: insensible clay.
- adj. Devoid of physical sensation or the power to react, as to pain or cold; numb.
- adj. Unaware; unmindful: I am not insensible of your concern.
- adj. Not emotionally responsive; indifferent: insensible to criticism.
- adj. Lacking meaning; unintelligible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Unable to be perceived by the senses.
- adj. Incapable or deprived of physical sensation.
- adj. Unable to be understood; unintelligible.
- adj. Lacking sense or intelligence.
- adj. Incapable of mental feeling; indifferent.
- adj. Incapable of emotional feeling; callous; apathetic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of the power of feeling or perceiving; wanting bodily sensibility; unconscious.
- adj. Not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of feeling; apathetic; unconcerned; indifferent; ; -- often used with of or to.
- adj. Incapable of being perceived by the senses; imperceptible. Hence: Progressing by imperceptible degrees; slow; gradual.
- adj. Not sensible or reasonable; meaningless.
- adj. Incapable of feeling a specific sensation or emotion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not perceptible by the senses; imperceptible; inappreciable.
- Not sensible to the mind; not consciously apprehended or appreciated; unconscious.
- Without the power of feeling or sensation; without corporeal sensibility.
- Not susceptible of emotion or passion; void of feeling or tenderness: as, to be insensible to the sufferings of others.
- Void of sense or meaning; meaningless.
- Dull, torpid, senseless, unconscious, unfeeling, unsusceptible, indifferent, hard, callous.
- n. One who is lacking in sensibility; a thoroughly apathetic person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. barely able to be perceived
- adj. unaware of or indifferent to
- adj. incapable of physical sensation
- adj. unresponsive to stimulation
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin īnsēnsibilis, imperceivable : in-, not; see in-1 + sēnsibilis, perceptible; see sensible.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin insensibilis (Wiktionary)